Daniel Och is the CEO and chairman of the hedge-fund firm Och-Ziff Company and is believed to be one of the world’s largest hedge-fund managers, based on assets under his control. His success has not been without scandal. In 2008, Och’s firm paid Zimbabwean dictator Robert Mugabe $100 million for platinum-mining rights, prompting protesters gathered outside his apartment building on Central Park to call him the “King of Wall Street Sleaze.” Och and his wife, Jane, have also started a foundation providing grants for Jewish causes, hospitals, and the Robin Hood Foundation. Och, who collects modern and contemporary art, is currently a member of the board at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

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Daniel Och

Scarsdale, New York

Source of wealth:
Hedge fund management

Collecting area:
Modern and contemporary art

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Besides finance and philanthropy, Och has said his personal interests are “skiing and history.”